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Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian American Writers' Workshop)


Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian American Writers' Workshop)

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    Quang Bao(Editor) Hanya Yanagihara(Editor) Timothy Liu(Editor)
Showcasing new work, "Take Out" captures the freshness of contemporary expressive culture in queer Asian Pacific America. It brings together established and emerging artists to define their personal and collective vision as gays and lesbians. The visual, literary, and performance works in this anthology probe a variety of topics inter-generational relationships, domesticity, pop culture, camp, Hollywood, fairy tales, and Asia. "Take Out" resists summary just as its contributors refuse limits on their artistic expression and attempts to objectify them as people. It is distributed by Temple University Press for the Asian American Writers' Workshop Quang Bao is the current managing director of The Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York City. His fiction, essays, and book reviews have appeared in magazines and literary journals including "The Boston Globe", "The Threepenny Review", "The New York Times", "Open City", "Lambda Book Report", "Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose" (AAWW/Temple University Press), "Personals: Dreams and Nightmares from the Lives of Twenty Young Writers", and "The Asian American Literature Textbook". Hanya Yanagihara is an editor at the magazine "Brill's Content" and the e-publishing company She is also the editor of the Asian American Writers' Workshop's "Asian Pacific American Journal" and serves on the board of directors of Kaya Productions, a non-profit publishing concern focusing on literature of the Asian and Pacific Diaspora. She lives in New York.

"Take Out is a broad, jostling mural, full of memorable images, a huge freeze-frame of this moment in American life. The restless, crowded canvass of this anthology does just what its editors set out to do: complicated our sense of what it is to be queer and Asian American now." --Mark Doty, author of Heaven's Coast and Firebird "A veritable banquet of delicacies, Take Out bursts out, from seamy to steamy, traversing ethnicity and culture, love and lust, gender and generation, discovery and abandonment, class and consciousness. Some offerings embrace you like a long, slow kiss, others are a raw grope in the dark. Each is a revelation, a journey into queer and Asian/Pacific America." --Helen Zia, author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American PeopleBringing together established and emerging artists from the Asian and Pacific Diaspora, Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America serves up a fresh blend of literary and visual pieces that delve into contemporary gay Asian American culture and experiences. With nearly 50 contributors, this anthology covers a variety of topics from multiple angles including pop culture, inter-generational relationships, camp, and much more. Edited by Quang Bao and Hanya Yanagihara, Take Out also features the work of New York hometown favorites Joneil Adriano, Dan Bacalzo, Regie Cabico, Alexander Chee, Richard Kiamco, Daniel Lee, Donald Lee, Mei Ng, Sharon Sookram, and Andrew Spieldenner. Bao is the current managing director of the Asian American Writer's Workshop's Asian Pacific American Journal. --Anngel Delaney, New York Blade News

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